You know what really grinds my gears? Is when parents constantly question other parents and compare their children. Stop asking parents when their child is going into their own room, why does it matter and how does it affect you? Its obviously working for them so let it be. Don't question why a mother didn't breastfeed and don't question a breast feeding mother when she is going to stop feeding as "they're getting a bit old" the child that is. Stop saying snarky remarks like "oh my child was already eating those things months ago" cool story, every child is different. If their child goes to bed a little later then yours dont question them why you dont know their situation and plus who cares? If your a layed back Mama or a helicopter Mama does it really matter? So long as the child is loved and looked after it shouldnt bother you! Stop questioning their routines just because yours is different, what works for you may not work for them and their child. Just stop, stop with the questions and stop with the judgment because at the end of the day every child is different and what may work for some may not for others, they don't need too give you an explanation as too why they do things a certain way. Us Mama's need to stick together as this parenting gig can be hard work, show one another a little more support and a little less judgement. (My little animal lover ^^ 😍). .
I wasn't always an introvert but I always was a misfit.
I remember forever feeling like i didnt quite fit in. Forever looking in from the outside.
In school I was bullied for my looks and never quite made it into any cliques.
At university I found my clique.
But that nagging feeling still remained.
Not good enough. Not your place.
Yet a deep desire to fit in. Be wanted. Be someone. •
The ugly swan wasn't no more outside but inside the insecurities, walls began to be built and grow.
Fiercely independent and driven on the outside no one ever guessed. There weren't many anyways.
England saved and shaped me. She gave me freedom, opportunities, confidence,my husband, home.
The one who never felt she belonged felt at home. I'd found my place. I thought.
England also decided we weren't good enough. We tried. But in the end we gave up the fight and left with a piece of my heart in London. Surely I could never love another land as much.
Decades later the walls remain. The insecurities rear its ugly head occasionally. But.
We have a new home. A land and people that have woven their way into that brokenness, created new and beautiful memories and a future. A future free from fear.
Kia Mihi Aoetearoa.
For accepting this misfit.
For letting me heal.
For giving us a future.
I am now home. And it feels good.
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Babyerstausstattung - weiteres ♡
Ich mache beim Thema Erstausstattung weiter & verrate euch, was für uns vollkommen unnötig war & was wir schon viel früher entdecken hätten können. [Hier ist unbezahlte Werbung enthalten]
Nützliches zum Baden:
Babybadewanne (meine Empfehlung: Stokke mit Newborneinsatz)
5-10 Waschlappen (auch zum Wickeln prima)
Nützliches zum Wickeln:
Fieberthermometer (möglichst ein normales, ganz wichtig)
Wickelkommode mit Kissen & Bezug
Behälter & Körbe für Wickeltisch von Ikea
Heizlampe (für Sommerkinder nicht unbedingt)
Weiteres sehr nützliches schon in der ersten Zeit:
Laufgitter mit verstellbaren Boden
Stillkissen als Lagerungskissen
Hochstuhl mit Newbornaufsatz zum Liegen (Stokke Tripp Trapp - kann das Kind sehr sehr lange nutzen)
Babykosterwärmer (für abgepumpte Muttermilch oder Gläschen)
1-2 Babylöffel (für Medikamente z.B.)
Trage oder Tragetuch
1-2 kleine Babydecken
1-2 Flaschen (bei Flaschenbabies noch ein paar weitere)
Sterilisator (alternativ einen für die Mikrowelle oder Topf mit kochendem Wasser)
Spieledecke mit Bogen
Für die Wäsche Fleckenspray/ Fleckenzwerg & ggf. Hygienespüler
Dreieckstücher (sind unterwegs super, wenn das Baby z.B. ein wenig spuckt)
Babywippe/ Babyschaukel (wir haben eine von Ingenuity - war wirklich sehr praktisch)
Babyphone (mit Kamera ist super praktisch, da man dann weniger oft ins Schlafzimmer muss)
Für den Winter: Fußsack für KiWa & für Babyschale
Was für uns unnötig war:
Zu viel Kleidung (es war für uns sehr schwer, an etwas süßem vorbei zu gehen)
Babybettwäsche & Babykissen & Babydecke fürs Bett (da man zur Sicherheit sowieso nur Schlafsäcke nutzen sollte)
Schnuller (hatten ein paar süße gekauft, die die kleine nie wollte, also lieber erst später kaufen)
Falls du noch Ergänzungen hast, schreibe sie gerne in die Kommentare. Fragen, warum wir etwas nützlich/unnötig fanden ebenso. Und ansonsten hoffe ich, dir damit ein klein wenig geholfen zu haben 💗
Cheers to all those moms who sleep with one boob out! 🤱 and kudos to those dads who burp and rock the baby to sleep because nanay is too lazy to get out of bed. 😁😝 These past three weeks has been tough. 💪Just when you thought you had this parenting thing all figured out, you have another child who's completely different from the first two. 👨👩👦👦 I've been breastfeeding Paeng since day 1 and around his two week mark, I was beginning to worry that he may not be getting enough breastmilk. I frustratedly pumped and pumped but I could only get around 1-2 oz. of milk. This triggered my anxiety and gave way for my depression to creep up. Long story short.. I had to travel to CDO to meet with my psychiatrist. Thankfully, there was antidepressants that was deemed safe for breastfeeding.
After our trip, we went to our pediatrician to have our baby weighed. Turns out, he was even overweight. 😅It was all in my head.
So dear mommies and daddies, if things get out of hand and life is a mess, don't be afraid to take a few steps back and breathe. We're not perfect parents. We're just.... parents. If you're not feeling well then go out with friends, give baby some formula, ask your parents for help. None of those things makes you any less of a parent.
Keep it together and hold on! It gets better (if it doesn't, then pray hard) 🤣